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Day 3 of MAC swim and dive ends with two champs

By Evan Jones, @EvanJones_DE

The SIU swim and dive team ended the third day of the Mid-American Conference championship with an individual champion and a relay team championship.

Sophomore Joao Facciotti set a new MAC championship record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 47.02 seconds, then placed second in the 100-yard backstroke 0.2 seconds behind the first place swimmer.

The 400-yard medley relay team set a new pool record of 3:12.43. Senior Till Pallmann, who won the 500-yard freestyle on Thursday, swam lead leg of the event after placing second in the 200-yard freestyle swim. His teammates, juniors Bobby Wood, Andre Aqunio and Andre Luiz Brillhante finished :0.07 seconds ahead of the second place team from Eastern Michigan University.

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SIU remains in fourth place after the third day of competition. It is 60 points behind Buffalo, who sits in third place.

Evan Jones can be reached at [email protected] or at (618)536-3304

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